I am excited to announce that Leandro Carvalho, Microsoft MVP in Virtual Machine, experienced Trainer and frequent IT Pro community contributor, has released a new book, Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook. Leandro’s intent in the “cookbook approach” is to provide an easy-to-follow set of “recipes” for mastering Hyper-V as a virtualization expert, and this book is a great resource for doing just that!
But wait … there’s more!
As a FREE resource to help you get started, Leandro has also made Chapter 2 of his book, Migrating and Upgrading Physical and Virtual Servers, available as a downloadable eBook chapter! Chapter 2, alone, is a great step-by-step guide for beginning to migrate to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 and our FREE Hyper-V Server 2012.
In this article, you’ll find a description of this new book, download links to your FREE chapter, and links for ordering a full copy of Leandro's book in electronic and hardcopy versions …
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook
Inside this book, you’ll find nine chapters that cover the following detailed topics with step-by-step Hyper-V guidance in using both GUI management tools and PowerShell 3.0 cmdlets to perform …
- Chapter 2: Migrating and Upgrading Physical and Virtual Servers
- Performing an in-place upgrade from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012
- Exporting and importing virtual machines
- Migrating virtual machines and updating their integration services
- Converting VHD files to VHDX files
- Migrating Virtual Machine storage using Storage Migration
- Migrating virtual machines using Shared Nothing Live Migration
- Converting physical computers to virtual machines
- Chapter 3: Managing Disk and Network Settings
- Creating and adding virtual hard disks
- Configuring IDE and SCSI controllers for virtual machines
- Creating resource pools
- Creating and managing virtual switches
- Using advanced settings for virtual networks
- Enabling and adding NIC teaming to a virtual machine
- Configuring and adding Hyper-V Virtual Fibre Channel to virtual machines
- Chapter 4: Saving Time and Cost with Hyper-V Automation
- Installing and running Hyper-V from a USB stick
- Creating virtual machine templates
- Learning and utilizing basic commands in PowerShell
- Using small PowerShell commands for daily tasks
- Enabling and working with remote connection and administration through PowerShell
- Chapter 5: Hyper-V Best Practices, Tips, and Tricks
- Using the Hyper-V Best Practices Analyzer
- Setting up dynamic memory for virtual machines
- Enabling remote management for Hyper-V in workgroup environments
- Installing and configuring an anti-virus on host and virtual machines
- Chapter 6: Security and Delegation of Control
- Configuring Windows Update for Hyper-V
- Configuring Cluster-Aware Updating for cluster nodes
- Delegating control in Hyper-V
- Configuring Port ACLs
- Installing and configuring BitLocker for data protection
- Configuring Hyper-V auditing
- Chapter 7: Configuring High Availability in Hyper-V
- Installing and configuring an iSCSI Target server in Windows Server 2012
- Installing and configuring the Windows Failover Clustering feature
- Enabling Cluster Shared Volumes 2.0
- Using Live Migration in a cluster environment
- Configuring VM Priority for Clustered Virtual Machines
- Chapter 8: Disaster Recovery for Hyper-V
- Backing up Hyper-V and virtual machines using Windows Server Backup
- Restoring Hyper-V and virtual machines using Windows Server Backup
- Configuring Hyper-V Replica between two Hyper-V hosts using HTTP authentication
- Configuring Hyper-V Replica Broker for a Failover Cluster
- Configuring Hyper-V Replica to use certificate-based authentication using an Enterprise CA
- Using snapshots in virtual machines
- Chapter 9: Monitoring, Tuning, and Troubleshooting Hyper-V
- Using real-time monitoring tools
- Using Perfmon for logged monitoring
- Using VM Monitoring
- Monitoring Hyper-V Replica
- Using Resource Metering
- Tuning your Hyper-V server
- Using Event Viewer for Hyper-V troubleshooting
- Appendix: Hyper-V Architecture and Components
- Understanding Hypervisors
- Hyper-V architecture
- Hyper-V architecture components
- Differences between Hyper-V, Hyper-V Server, Hyper-V Client, and VMware
Where can I download my FREE copy of Chapter 2?
You can download your FREE copy of Chapter 2, Migrating and Upgrading Physical and Virtual Servers, at the following link location:
After downloading your FREE copy … please consider helping Leandro promote this great new book within the IT Pro community via Twitter, Facebook and/or LinkedIn using the sharing buttons below! This is a great community resource and your efforts will help to ensure that other IT Pros learn about this resource as well!
Where can I order my copy of the full book?
You can order your full copy of this great book at http://www.packtpub.com/windows-server-2012-hypervisor-based-cookbook/book. Both eBook and hardcopy versions are available.
You can also download the kindle version here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009OSQH9M/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_ask_Nz0gE.1B5SPHM.
What’s next? Build your Lab!
To get the most value out of this latest book, be sure to build your lab environment so that you can practice Leandro’s step-by-step instructions hands-on. You can build your lab for FREE using these online resources:
- Build Your Lab! Download Windows Server 2012 for FREE evaluation to get started!
Hope you enjoy!